Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Clues toward Joseph Smith's Socio-Economic Matrix

While reviewing my reading notes from Arrington et al, I was struck as to what Arrington pointed about about the communitarian aspect of the fight between Campbell and Rigdon (p.19). They had a debate at Austintown, after which Rigdon felt badly treated by Campbell because his economic attempts at restoring Christian primitivism were rejected (cf. Amos Sutton HAYDEN, Early History of the Disciples in the Western Reserve, Ohio, 1875, p.209).

Campbell and Rigdon differed on three points (Hammon, p.22-24) that basically distinguished the Baptist Church from the Mormon Church: the spiritual gifts of the apostolic age,  the authority to perform ordinances, and Christian communitarianism (Hammond has this from Van Wagoner).

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